Group urges the government to abolish SST for the recruitment of local employees in Malaysia



Pusma president Zarina Ismail said this is to encourage more employers to hire local employees instead of foreign workers. - & nbsp; photos from Reuters
Pusma president Zarina Ismail said this is to encourage more employers to hire local employees instead of foreign workers. – & nbsp; photos from Reuters

SEREMBAN, Aug. 25 – Pertubuhan Kebangsaan Sumber Manusia Malaysia (Pusma) wants the government to exempt sales and service tax (SST) for the recruitment of local employees.

Pusma president Zarina Ismail said this is to encourage more employers to hire local employees instead of foreign workers.

"The recent Dewan Rakyat meeting reported that 500,000 graduates are unemployed in the country and this incentive or tax savings will enable employers to provide better housing facilities to local migrant workers.

"As it is, foreign labor migrants enjoy free housing according to the law, but local migrant workers have to pay for their own home," she said today in a statement.

She said that in addition to the recruitment of local employees, the recruitment of domestic workers to make skilled housewives work and contribute to the economy should also be exempted from SST.

"We urge the government and the Ministry of Finance to reconsider these exceptions to help unemployed local workers and career women," she added. – Bernama


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